- Newsmaker: Governor Davis and Power Crisis - The Public Utilities Commission has increased electricity rates for Southern California Edison and PG&E; for at least 90 days. Residents and industry will face increases of 9% to 15%. Will Gov. Davis confront the crisis in his state-of-the-state address? The Sacramento Bee's Dan Walters says events are changing so fast that Monday is "eons away".
- Reporter's Notebook: Who Will Represent the 32nd District? - The sudden death of veteran Congressman Julian Dixon has created an opening for ambitious politicians in the 32nd District. His widow says she's not a politician and will not run for his seat. Rick Orlov, of the Los Angeles Daily News, says there are several people with the will -- and the way.
What began as a labor of love by three architects has become a massive effort to give downtown Los Angeles a grand public space. This new cultural corridor would make Bunker Hill more pedestrian-friendly, but requires destruction of municipal buildings and monumental funding. Will a park-like mall create a popular leisure destination or an expanded enclave for the cultural elite? Among those joining the discussion are architect Frank Gehry, Nicolai Ouroussof, architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times, County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, and philanthropist Eli Broad.